Posts by Robert Repas

in Circuit Shorts Jun 12, 2012

Free sample program for EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers

Word just came in that Energy Micro in Oslo, Norway, is offering free samples to qualified engineers worldwide that want to test their latest, most....More
in Circuit Shorts May 31, 2012

Radiation worries? There's an app for that!

The concern of radiation exposure in the aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear facility troubles last year in Japan has prompted one Japanese....More
in Circuit Shorts May 14, 2012

The Threat of Counterfeit Cables

There has been much in the news lately about counterfeit goods sold over the Internet, mostly through third party dealers. At first glance, these....More
in Circuit Shorts May 09, 2012

Torch Song

Those crazy interns at Waterloo Labs show us a hot time using a Ruben's Tube, a device using flames to illustrate standing waves. A National....More
in Circuit Shorts Apr 23, 2012

Scotty, pass the tricorder

For those that remember that remarkable little scanner/computer/recorder/analyzer from the Star Trek television series, it seemed that there was....More
in Circuit Shorts Apr 11, 2012

You are your cash card

A bank in Japan is doing away with cash cards. Oh, they still have ATMs. Just that now, instead of sliding a sheet of plastic into a slot, you'll....More
in Getting Your Move On Mar 29, 2012

Self-driving car user #00000000001

One of the reasons I became an engineer is the feeling I get when I see technology improving a life that has had limitations imposed upon it for....More
in Circuit Shorts Mar 26, 2012

Ethernet/IP Accepted as National Standards in China and Korea

The National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China adopted EtherNet/IP, along with ControlNet, under the highest....More
in Circuit Shorts Mar 20, 2012

21.7 Terabits (per second)!!

Yes, the title is a play on the old Back to the Future comment by Doc Brown, "1.21 gigawatts!" But in this case, it represents the actual data....More
in Getting Your Move On Feb 24, 2012

Think you can out do MacGyver?

You now have a chance to prove it. Pilgrim Studios, the company responsible for a number of reality TV shows such as Dirty Jobs, American Chopper,....More

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